Unveiling of the finalists for the 12th edition of the Les As de la finance competition

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MONTREAL, March 28, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Quebec Chapter of FEI Canada, a cross-industry professional association of senior finance executives, is pleased to announce the finalists of its annual competition The aces of finance. Created in 2011, the competition aims to recognize the professional achievements and community involvement of distinguished chief financial officers in Quebec. An independent judging panel will oversee the judging process to select the 2022 winners from the finalists who qualified in one of the three categories. The gala honoring the finalists and winners will take place on May 4.

“The 2022 vintage of ace of finance has been able to hold its own despite the backdrop of the pandemic of the past two years, nevertheless managing to motivate its respective teams to surpass themselves”, underlines Martin LebeauMBA, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer, Accedian, and President of the Quebec Chapter of FEI Canada. “We have also noticed an increased increase in the number of applications from women working in finance, a trend that we would like to see continue in future editions of the competition. »

The 2022 finalists are:

Category “Responsible for the financial management of a large company”

  • Mélissa Gilbert, ASC, FCPA, FCA, Executive Vice-President and Leader – Financial Affairs, Beneva
  • Rémy Langelier, CPA, CMA, Chief Financial Officer, The Master Group
  • Isabelle LemayCPA, CMA, Chief Financial and Operational Officer, Groupe Legault

Category “Responsible for the financial management of a small or medium-sized company”

  • Brigitte HervieuCPA, CA, Vice President Finance, Operations and HR, Mobilia
  • Daniel PlanteAdm. A., CPA, CGA, Vice-President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Biron Groupe Santé
  • Ingy SarrafMBA, PPCC, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, GURU Énergie Bio

Category “Financial Succession”

  • Ines Gbegan, CPA, CA, Vice-President Finance Quebec and Maritimes, Transdev Canada
  • Marianne LimogesMBA, Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations, Resolute Forest Products
  • David Mérineau, CFA, Vice-President, Mergers and Acquisitions, CGI

A face-to-face gala to celebrate our financial leaders
After two years of virtual gala, the Quebec Section of FEI Canada is pleased to be able to hold its face-to-face gala this spring, under the honorary presidency of Mr. Guy Cormier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group. It is on this occasion that the presentation of the finalists will take place and the unveiling of the three winners. The atmosphere will be festive! The gala will be held on May 4, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal. It will be possible to reserve a ticket or a table of ten guests on the FEI Canada website, Quebec Chapter from April.

Presentation of the 2022 Tribute Prize
During each gala, a person in charge of the financial department who has distinguished himself for his entire career is awarded the Tribute Prize The aces of finance. This year, the winner of this award is Mr. Laurence Sellyn. He served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Gildan Activewear Inc. for 16 years before retiring in 2015. He has since advised business leaders and served as a director at Loop Industries. Mr. Sellyn previously worked for Domtar Inc. and Wajax Inc. in addition to sitting on the boards of Cascades Inc. and Héritage Montréal and on several committees of charitable organizations. He holds an MA in Modern Languages ​​and Literature from Oxford University. Moreover, the Canadian business magazine awarded him the CFO of the Year award in 2005.

Thank you to our sponsors, whose generosity makes the contest possible The aces of finance and the laureate unveiling gala: BFL CANADA, the CDPQ, Mandrake Vézina Lebeau, the Quebec CPA Order, PwC and The Press.

About Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada)
Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) or Dirigeants financiers international du Canada (DFI Canada) is a cross-industry professional association of executives practicing financial management functions which has nearly 1,500 members and 12 chapters across Canada.

The Quebec Chapter is the only association in the province that caters exclusively to finance executives working in various industries. The association offers its nearly 200 members a unique opportunity to discuss and network with colleagues who share and understand their reality and their challenges. It also allows them to develop professionally, through conferences and workshops, and to pass on their expertise to the next generation, through the new mentoring program. The profession is also celebrated there, especially during the annual awards ceremony The aces of finance.

The many events of the Quebec Section of FEI Canada are made possible thanks to the collaboration of valuable solidarity partners whom we thank: BFL CANADA, CDPQ, the Quebec CPA Order, Mandrake Vézina Lebeau, PwC, Deloitte, Banque Nationale Marchés financial, Robert Half CanadaDollarama, EY, KPMG, Marsh Canada, Randstad Canada, Sun Life, Talinko, WTW, Corpay, Voyages Encore, Finmetrix, Mazars, Unixia consulting group, Bank of America and La Presse.

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SOURCE International Financial Executives Canada

For further information: Monica Rocheleau, FEI Canada, Quebec Section, 514 695-9196, [email protected]

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